Gray laminate flooring in a Calgary, AB master bathroom

Gray wood-look floors with laminate?

Yes, that, and much more, is possible, including (but not limited to) the look of reclaimed or natural oak, whitewashed wood look floors, hickory planks, and exotic grains. In addition, technological advances like embossing make textured details, such as scrapes, burns, and knots, possible; chevron and herringbone wood patterns, which are now a hot trend, can easily be replicated in laminate flooring.

All come without the high price tag, an assortment of light, dark, high variation colors, and the wide trending planks. So if you haven't seen it recently, come into the Westvalley Carpet & Flooring showroom to explore laminate in Calgary, AB.

A multi-layered fused product

There are four layers, including a backing, which gives it stability. The core, usually HDF (high-density fiberboard); the design layer, taken with 3D photography and employing technology, such as micro beveling and deep embossing and a top transparent, strong, aluminum oxide wear layer to protect it all from scratches and scuffs.

The best laminate flooring is thick

Buy the thickest surface your wallet will allow. A more robust product is more durable, hides subfloor imperfections better, and eliminates sound. In addition, it will ensure an authentic feeling of a hard surface flooring like wood and offer more design options; it's a lot easier to carve on a thick surface than a thin one.

While it's mainly associated with hardwood, we should mention that your decorating tastes lean toward stone or tile available: travertine, marble, granite, quartz, colorful geometrics, etc.

This product is durable and can last up to 30 years. It's also great for underfloor radiant heating. It is low maintenance, requiring only regular sweeping and periodic mopping. It can be a floating flooring where the pieces click together, mat, then hover over a subfloor without nails or glue.

Still wondering what you can achieve with laminate flooring?

Talk to one of our interior designers and get a free laminate flooring quote while you're at it. Westvalley Carpet & Flooring has a showroom in North Calgary, one in South Calgary, and the third one in Westvalley Central (Calgary), AB, where we work with homeowners and businesses in Greater Calgary, Alberta.